Specialists in V8 Engine Repair and Modified Vehicle Certification
Andy Smith did his apprenticeship at the local Holden Dealership back in the late 70’s, gaining both Trade Certificate and his A Grade qualifications in Automotive Engineering.
His passion for V8’s grew as his peers encouraged him to do well, so he was rebuilding V8’s and Auto Transmissions in his 2nd year of a 4 year apprenticeship.
He became Workshop Foreman at the Dealership at the young age of 22 which was a huge challenge.
After a total of 7 ½ yrs at the Dealership a new challenge beckoned, so at the age of 24 Smith Automotive Levin Ltd was formed.
This new direction allowed Andy more scope to explore modified cars, back in the early days it was all Torana’s or HQ’s with V8’s, Falcon and Valiant re powers and Diff conversions were all the rage.
After 12 years tucked down a service lane Andy built his own purpose built workshop.
The Business has evolved over the last 27 yrs encompassing everything from general servicing of the day to day beater, WoF ’s, American Transmission work, Diff rebuilds – Ratio changes, Engine building from Stock to Blown Alcohol, all done in-house, none of this send it out to get the tricky stuff done that other “so called” specialist expert car builders do!
Andy is 100% hands-on, happy to advise on anything from diff ratio selection to transmission choices having built and fitted so many combinations over the last 27 yrs.
|"It’s not just about fixing cars - I have a strong commitment to safety, quality, customer satisfaction and integrity."|
|Contact Andy for friendly advice and Expert Repair.
Fully Qualified 'A' Grade Mechanic - unlike a lot of so called experts.
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